Chairman's Reserve 'The Forgotten Casks' Reserve Rum (80 proof)
Item Number: 8714
Country: St. Lucia
Grape(s): Sugar/ Molasses
Type: Spirits - Rum
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Closure: T Top
Alc by Vol(%): 40
Blend: A blend of Coffey and pot stills
Age: A blend of rums ranging from 7 to 12 years
Tasting Notes: The color is a rich, dark gold mahogany. Wonderfully intense nose shows sweet raisin, sultana and hints of tobacco and vanilla from the oak. The palate is intense with sweet, honeyed fruit and spices giving a wonderfully balanced and complex rum.
The Story: On May 2nd, 2007, St. Lucia Distillers was struck by a major fire which destroyed their administration and blending facility. Mercifully most of the distillery was spared but there were great problems with storage space for the casks. In the melee that followed, cellar master Mr. Cyril Mangal, was forced to find space for ageing casks in the most unusual places. Having done so the cellar team had a memory lapse and forgot the casks that had been laid down for our award winning rum Chairman’s Reserve. These casks were discovered recently and upon tasting were found to contain a wonderfully complex rum. Chairman’s Reserve The Forgotten Casks is a limited release.
Chairman's Reserve The Forgotten Casks Rum featured in Tasting Table 6/6/2018
"Drawing from older barrels that were once misplaced, this limited-edition bottling from Saint Lucia blends rums from Coffey and pot stills that have been aged separately in bourbon and Tennessee whiskey barrels before coming together in oak for a total age of seven to 12 years. A flavor profile of grilled tropical fruit along with a smoky and dry finish turn this rum into a truly memorable sipper."
Chairman's Reserve The Forgotten Casks Rum featured in Drinkhacker.com 1/4/2018
"As discussed above, this rum is meant to mimic the casks “lost” during the distillery’s rehabilitation after a fire, those misplaced barrels ultimately taking on too much age to be used in the Original Rum release. The rums in this bottle are between 6 and 11 years old. As you might expect, there’s more depth here, starting with a nose rich in molasses, salted caramel, cloves, and a much more dialed-back version of that funky hogo character. The palate is rich and seductive, with a clear coffee character running through it, along with some dark chocolate notes. Moderately sweet throughout, but light enough on the finish, it’s a dazzling rum designed for extended sipping and savoring. Beautiful!"